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And Now for Something Completely Different

Greetings everyone

You know what really grinds my gears?

People not realizing shonen or seinen are demographics and not genres!!

You know, every once in a while when I browsing Twitter, I see someone say that "this series breaks the shonen tropes" or "this series feels more like seinen than shonen", and it really bugs me....

WHY DON'T THEY REALIZE THAT THE THING THAT MAKES A SERIES SHONEN OR SEINEN IS THE MAGAZINE OR LABEL THEY'RE PUBLISHED WITH??

Especifically, I'm talking about stuff like Chainsaw Man or Attack on Titan; sure, they're more "creepy" than most popular manga, but that doesn't mean they aren't 100% shonen!

And everytime I see those tweets or videos, I always tell to myself that the greatest example of shonen/seinen being a demographic and not a genre, is Crayon Shin-chan.

Crayon Shin-chan, that popular series that most spanish kids grew up with, it's actually a seinen manga, not because of the content like most people think, but simply due to the fact it PUBLISHES ON A SEINEN MAGAZINE,

Always remember, if you want to know if a series is shonen or seinen, either check the magazine they're published in, or check the label in Booklive.

That's all folks!

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A picture is worth a thousand words

They always say a picture is worth a thousand words, right?

So I guess two pictures are worth two thousand words

Beforehand, an introduction.

I just checked out the state of some Naoe series here at Comic Vine (the japanese original volumes), and it shocked me to see that one of them wasn't updated at all and the other one didn't exist at all

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With that being said, these are the 2 pictures to describe my reaction

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Stop abandoning ongoing manga series

Let's start this blog with a Talking Heads homage:

I love this song
I love this song

"AND YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF

VISITING COMIC VINE

AND YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF

LOOKING FOR AN ONGOING MANGA

AND YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF

LOOKING AT THE VOLUME ENTRY

AND YOU MAY ASK YOURSELF

MY GOD, WHY ISN'T IT UPDATED?"

That's basically how I felt when looking at A LOT of manga series outside of Shueisha here in Comic Vine, just to name a few:

I still have to update some of them (Kiwami, Gonbee, Odds), but still, it kinda makes you think the fact that NO ONE CARED ABOUT UPDATING THESE SERIES UNTIL I CHECKED THEM. The worst part is, that at first glance I thought some of the previous parts of some of these franchises (or other series by the same author) weren't added because the staff was instead focusing on the ongoing series, but that changed WHEN THEY STOPPED UPDATING THE LATTER.

So please, if you're reading this, do your part and check if any series are missing a lot of volumes

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Stop prioritizing WSJ over everything else.

Hello again.

You know what really, really, really, really, REALLY grinds my gears?

People prioritizing WSJ over EVERYTHING ELSE.

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Sure, I know it's currently one of the best selling manga magazines in Japan, but that's not an excuse TO SERVE THEM ON A SILVER PLATE, AND SERVING EVERYTHING ELSE ON CARDBOARD.

I'll give you an example; Mairimashita! Iruma-kun, one of the best-selling shonen manga that started in the last 5 years or so (since 2017), guess how many characters of the series are here in Comic Vine; that's right, ONLY ONE (AND I HAD TO ADD IT MYSELF), meanwhile, we have Mori King, a series that only lasted 4 volumes, it has 3 character pages here, more than Iruma-kun, guess in what magazine was published the latter, that's right WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP.

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Basically, it's somewhat a situation like that Ed, Edd n Eddy scene on the right, with Plank being WSJ, and Jonny being the other manga magazines that have a page here.

This is basically a cry for help, for anyone reading this to think about adding characters from other magazines outside of WSJ (like Wally from Hajime no Ippo, Kodansha; Retsu Kaioh from Baki, Akita Shoten; Goro Shigeno, from Major, Shogakukan; etc.

Thanks for reading as always if you get here, let's hope my next blog it's not about what really, really, really, really, REALLY grinds my gears.

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Bye!

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There's more manga stuff aside from Shueisha, you know?

Hello again.

You know what really (x5) grinds my gears?

When people forget there's more series outside of Shueisha

It's honestly mind-blowing to me that popular/long series like Shy, Shoot!, the WORST spin-offs, Paripi Koumei, alongside others, weren't in this website before I added them; AND HOWEVER, series like "Glup Shitto", a series that only lasted 10 chapters in WSJ (for example) and wasn't popular, is in the website.

You know, Shueisha and WSJ are not the only manga sources, there's also Akita Shoten, Shogakukan, Kodansha, Kadokawa, AND EVEN SQUARE ENIX.

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And one more thing, it shocks me that not even Shueisha is "safe" from this, because series that are Weekly Young Jump for example, are also ignored.

So please, start adding more series outside Shueisha ones.

That's about it for now.

I'll see you soon again.

Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night! (The Truman Show, 1998)

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What really, really, really, really, REALLY grinds my gears

You know what really (x5) grinds my gears?

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Translated manga pages without the original series

It's been nearly 2 years since I joined this website, and it always boggles my mind how some series have their translated volumes here, yet the original ones are nowhere to be seen

I've also been doing pages over 1 year, and most of them are either missing sequel mangas (Ginga Noah, Appare Urayasu, Ryourouden 3, Kosaku Shima), or mangas that have their translated versions but not the original (Mao, Love After World Domination, Kubo-san, Boys Run The Riot, etc.)

So if you're reading this, please (x5) check if there are translated series without their original versions availables

You know what else really (x5) grinds my gears?

Authors not being credited on manga magazines

The best example would be the Weekly Shonen Magazine page, where from 198? to 2022, there are many issues that don't have any of the authors (George Morikawa, Kazuo Mafune, Tohru Fujisawa, Atsushi Kase, Hiro Mashima, YOU NAME IT) credited on them

Same would go to Weekly Shonen Champion, because, you know; Baki, Beastars, YowaPeda and Dokaben aren't the only series in there, they also have Urayasu, Iruma-kun, Atsumare, Rokudou no Onna-tachi, Maho Shojo Site, Shuujin Riku, Shy, and many others there

I would go so far that the lack of credits in both pages is like the Void Century in One Piece!

So please (x5), if you're still reading this, please add any authors you think are missing in manga magazine issues

Thanks for reading, I'll see you around another day

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